Isaiah 5 ESV Summary
As Applied to Today
Those of us who have trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives are the beloved of God. And he, Jesus Christ, is our beloved. For, he gave his life up for us on a cross so that we could be delivered out of our slavery to sin and so that we can now live for him and for his righteousness, empowered of the Spirit of God, who is now living within us (Rom. 6:1-23).
Jesus’ intention in dying for our sins, and in being resurrected from the dead, and then ascending back to the Father, and thus sending his Holy Spirit to indwell those of us who are his by faith, was to free us from the power of sin and Satan over our lives. And, it was to empower us to live godly and holy lives, pleasing to God, bearing much fruit for his kingdom.
But, many of his beloved have wandered off from their pure devotion to the Lord, and they are now following after the gods of this world, and so the fruit that they are bearing is not the fruit of righteousness, but it is the fruit of lawlessness, idolatry, immorality, faithlessness and apathy (Rev. 2-3).
But, it isn’t as though God failed. He did not! He gave us everything that we needed to forsake our sins and to live for him.
But, so many of his sheep (or professed sheep) have gone astray. They have gone their own way, instead. And, many of them, too, have ignored his calls to repent of their sins and to return to their Lord. So, they have remained stubborn and unyielding, even in the face of many appeals to get their hearts right with God.
Removing the Hedge
So, just like he warned in Revelation 2-3, he is removing his hedge of protection from his adulterous church, and he is allowing his church to suffer at the hands of their enemies, because they had turned away from him, and because they failed to respond to his calls to repent and to return to him.
And, the weapon being forged against the Lord’s beloved is this novel virus called the Coronavirus, which, up to this point, has been fabricated, I believe, although I know that could change. Anything is possible!
For, the real purpose of the virus is to destroy us, not necessarily through death, at this moment, but through hardship, financial disaster, loss of income, shortage of supplies, and loss of freedoms, dividing and conquering us as a people, as the church, and as independent nations on this earth.
And, the purpose is ultimately to bring all of us (except for the filthy rich) down to the same level of poverty, with the goal to get everyone to bow to and submit to the beast, which is of Satan. This is forced unity.
So, just be aware that not everything is as it seems on a surface level. These are times of great deception. Don’t believe everything you read or hear coming from your government leaders, or from your church leaders or from the media. If you have ever read the “Left Behind” book series, just think Carpathia. This is where we are, I believe. Only I don’t believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church. But, we are not going to go there.
This whole thing with the coronavirus is to shut us down so that out of the ashes of the old order the New World (beastly) Order can rise and take control. And, this has been coming for a long while now. So, they have to create a crisis situation so that they can come in as “saviors” with a preplanned solution for our problem. And, it will not be for our good!
We are soon going to see another side of our leaders we may not have seen before. It is the side they keep hidden from the public. If we have not already had our eyes opened to what is going on in the world, and with our heads of government, it won’t be long, I believe, before Dr. Jekyll turns into Mr. Hyde before our eyes, and then our eyes will be opened.
For, what we often see with our leaders and with the media, too, is a performance. In fact, the media lets us know that it is a performance, for they write it into their articles. They right now are talking about Trump’s performance, and his “act.” They use stage terms all the time, just like they called this virus a “novel” (made-up) virus. They choose their words carefully, I guarantee you. They leave clues for us hidden in plain sight.
The “dark turn” the media said that the crisis has taken is a turn toward this rule of the beastly New World Order. The “corner” they intend to turn is not for our benefit. They have an agenda and it is all spelled out in a document called “Agenda 21,” and it is a business plan for world domination via the wealthy, powerful and elite of the world.
So, the stock market crash is not an unavoidable consequence of efforts to stem off a global pandemic. The stock market crash is the intended consequence of a false flag operation called “Coronavirus.” The “Coronavirus” is a weapon of warfare being used against us to crash our markets so that they (the powers that be) can fulfill their agenda of world domination.
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!
Isaiah 5:20-23 ESV
Be careful that you don’t get caught up in the lies. Already we have been dealing for many years with those who call the true gospel of grace “works-based salvation,” and thus they discourage people from leaving their lifestyles of sin behind them to follow the Lord in obedience.
And, they substitute God’s true grace with a cheap grace gospel which delivers no one from bondage to sin but still leaves them captive to sin while promising them heaven when they die. Thus, they call good evil and evil good.
But, with a careful study of the scriptures, in context, we can easily discern the truth from the lies regarding what the true gospel of salvation really entails and we can expose the cheap grace gospel as a big fat lie!
Yet, discerning truth from error in areas where we don’t have knowledge of what is the truth, or what is a lie, requires that we pray, that we call on God, that we seek his face, and that we ask for his wisdom and guidance and discernment so that we don’t end up following after lies, and after liars, and fall into a snare.
I am sharing with you here what I believe the Lord has been showing me as I have prayed for his wisdom and counsel and have sought him for discernment in these matters. And, what I am hearing from him is completely consistent with his word and with what he has been teaching me these past fifteen years, too.
But, I am not asking you to believe me because I am saying this, but I ask that you inquire of God and that you not just accept everything at face value and assume that everything you are hearing is the truth. Take time away from the news, and away from social media, and seek God’s face regarding these matters, and let him shine the light of truth for you on these present circumstances.
Hard times are ahead of us if the powers that be carry this to their intended results, which it appears they fully intend to do so. We in America, in my lifetime, have never experienced anything like this. Other nations in the world have, but we have never all gone through this on a global scale, so this is unprecedented, but yet not a surprise.
Just know that this was prophesied in scripture that we would be faced with a time like this, and please know, too, that although Satan means it for evil in our lives, God means it for our good, that we would all forsake our sins and follow him in obedience to his will and to his ways before he comes back to take his bride to be with him for eternity.
So, again, please take this seriously, and please seek God, and ask him to open your eyes to the truth.
All The Way My Savior Leads Me
Lyrics by Frances J Crosby, pub. 1875
Music by Robert Lowry, pub. 1875
All the way my Savior leads me,
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.
All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.
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